Destination Films is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment currently specializing in action, thriller, niche sci-fi and low-end to medium-end horror films.

Destination Films
TypeDivision of Sony Pictures
Niche Sci-fi
Low-end to Medium-end Horror
FoundedOctober 1997; 26 years ago (October 1997)
2002; 21 years ago (2002) (relaunch)
FoundersSteve Stabler
Brent Baum
Defunct2001; 22 years ago (2001) (original)
FateDefunct (original)
Headquarters10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California, USA
ProductsMotion pictures
OwnerSony Pictures Entertainment (2002–present)
ParentSony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions

History Edit

The original Destination Films was founded by Brent Baum and Steve Stabler in October 1997. The company made a deal with Columbia TriStar Home Video to have them distribute their films for video release. The company was shut down in February 2001 after failing to meet financial expectations. The company's library and in-production projects such as The Wedding Planner and Slackers were sold off to Sony Pictures for distribution.[1]

In 2002, Destination Films was revived as a division of Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, with the anime film Metropolis being scheduled for their first release, although the film Shiri would be released a couple weeks before. Many of the films released on home entertainment under Destination Films would receive a small theatrical release beforehand from either other Sony Pictures divisions like TriStar Pictures and Screen Gems or third-party distributors like Samuel Goldwyn Films.[2]

In 2007, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions took over and has released some films under Destination Films' label, like Blood: The Last Vampire,[3][4] Black Dynamite and Harry Brown.[5][6]

Filmography Edit

Release Date Title Notes
October 22, 1999 Bats First Destination film release; international distribution by Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International
January 28, 2000 Eye of the Beholder co-production with Behaviour Worldwide
March 3, 2000 Drowning Mona
July 26, 2000 Thomas and the Magic Railroad co-production with Gullane Pictures and Isle of Man Film Commission; distributed by Icon Film Distribution in the United Kingdom
September 1, 2000 Whipped
September 29, 2000 Beautiful
April 9, 2002 Shiri theatrical distribution by Samuel Goldwyn Films
April 23, 2002 Metropolis theatrical distribution by TriStar Pictures
June 4, 2002 Mission Kashmir
September 3, 2002 Cowboy Up
September 24, 2002 Vampires: Los Muertos
December 17, 2002 An Evening with Kevin Smith
Buying the Cow
December 24, 2002 Black Mask 2: City of Masks
May 16, 2003 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie co-distributed with Samuel Goldwyn Films in the US; produced in Japan by Sunrise Animation and Bones
May 23, 2003 The Era of Vampires co-distributed with Samuel Goldwyn Films
September 30, 2003 Scenes of the Crime
October 17, 2003 Returner co-distributed with Samuel Goldwyn Films
February 24, 2004 Memories
March 2, 2004 Ride or Die
April 20, 2004 Wild Things 2
September 28, 2004 Sniper 3
November 23, 2004 Doing Hard Time
December 29, 2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long co-production with El Camino Pictures, Crossroads Films, and Bob Yari Productions
February 15, 2005 Into the Sun
March 25, 2005 D.E.B.S. co-distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films, Screen Gems and Anonymous Content
April 26, 2005 Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough
May 3, 2005 Vampires: The Turning
June 24, 2005 Saving Face co-production with Sony Pictures Classics
July 26, 2005 Steamboy co-distributed by Triumph Films
September 30, 2005 MirrorMask co-production with The Jim Henson Company; distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
December 16, 2005 The Squid and the Whale co-distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
February 10, 2006 London
April 25, 2006 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
May 23, 2006 Hollow Man 2 sequel to Hollow Man with Columbia Pictures in 2000
August 15, 2006 I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer sequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer with Columbia Pictures in 1997 and 1998
August 25, 2006 The Quiet co-production with Sony Pictures Classics
September 5, 2006 Population 436
September 29, 2006 Facing the Giants co-distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
October 3, 2006 Glass House: The Good Mother sequel to The Glass House with Columbia Pictures in 2001
January 2, 2007 Shottas co-distributed by Triumph Films
January 26, 2007 Seraphim Falls co-distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
June 1, 2007 Rise: Blood Hunter
July 13, 2007 Tekkonkinkreet
August 31, 2007 The Nines co-distributed by Newmarket Films
October 5, 2007 The Good Night co-distributed by Yari Film Group
October 26, 2007 Slipstream co-distributed by Strand Releasing
November 10, 2007 Bats: Human Harvest TV premiere on Sci-Fi Channel
November 14, 2007 Southland Tales co-distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
December 7, 2007 Revolver
December 12, 2007 The Perfect Holiday co-distributed by Yari Film Group
January 8, 2008 Boogeyman 2 sequel to Boogeyman with Screen Gems in 2005
April 11, 2008 The Take
October 16, 2009 Black Dynamite
April 30, 2010 Harry Brown co-distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
October 29, 2010 Welcome to the Rileys
March 11, 2011 Elektra Luxx
October 19, 2012 The First Time
February 26, 2013 Company of Heroes
August 16, 2013 Magic Magic co-production with Braven Films
September 30, 2014 Sniper: Legacy
June 26, 2015 Into the Grizzly Maze co-distributed by Vertical Entertainment
July 7, 2015 No Way Jose
August 7, 2015 Lake Placid vs. Anaconda
February 12, 2016 Ratter co-distributed by Vertical Entertainment
June 7, 2016 Never Back Down: No Surrender
August 2, 2016 Sniper: Ghost Shooter
August 12, 2016 Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich
July 6, 2017 Kill 'Em All
August 1, 2017 S.W.A.T.: Under Siege
October 3, 2017 Sniper: Ultimate Kill
October 27, 2017 Crash Pad co-distribution by Vertical Entertainment
February 6, 2018 Accident Man
March 3, 2020 Holly Slept Over co-production with American Indie and LD Entertainment
June 16, 2020 Sniper: Assassin's End
November 16, 2021 Never Back Down: Revolt
August 16, 2022 Sniper: Rogue Mission
October 14, 2022 Accident Man: Hitman's Holiday co-production with Samuel Goldwyn Films
October 10, 2023 Sniper: G.R.I.T. - Global Response & Intelligence Team

References Edit

  1. ^ Harris, Dana (February 18, 2001). "Terminal Destination". Variety. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "FEBRUARY 2002 NEWS TIDBITS". April 25, 2002. Archived from the original on April 25, 2002. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group Acquires Domestic Media Rights for Blood: The Last Vampire". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "Blood: The Last Vampire". Archived from the original on November 2, 2009. Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  5. ^ "Sundance 2009: Live from Park City". Archived from the original on February 27, 2009. Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  6. ^ "Caption this! Image from 'Harry Brown'". March 24, 2010.

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